Biomedical Pre-Graduate School Conference

  • Schedule of Events

    Faculty Chair- Madeline Shea, PhD, Director, FUTURE in Biomedicine Program
    Coordinator- Jodi Graff, Director, Admissions and First-Year Experience, Biosciences Program

    Time Event Location
    9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
    Information Tables with Literature and Liaisons from PhD Training Programs
    EMRB Atrium
    9:30 a.m. Welcome Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    9:40 a.m. Unique Research Opportunities at The University of Iowa
    Doug Spitz, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    10 a.m. Just what the PhD ordered: Qualities we seek in applicants to our doctoral programs (also known as, "How to Prepare for Success in Graduate School"
    Mark Stamnes, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    10:30 a.m.
    Break  
    10:45 a.m. Admissions Procedures from A-Z
    Jodi Graff, MA, Director of Admissions and First-Year Experience
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    11:10 a.m. I got an interview for grad school: What do I do?
    Madeline Shea, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    11:40 a.m.  Closing Remarks
    Sherree Wilson, PhD, Associate Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    12 p.m. Lunch with UI Graduate Students EMRB Atrium
    1 p.m. Escorted to Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) to meet with admissions committee members  
    1:15 p.m. Informal Q&A with Admissions Committee Members
    Available in clusters, three programs represented per room
    2126, 2136, 2156, 2166 MERF
    1:40 p.m.
    Informal Q&A with Admissions Committee Members
    Available in clusters, three programs represented per room
    2126, 2136, 2156, 2166 MERF
    2:00 p.m. Convene in MERF Atrium and depart for tour of a research core facility or laboratory
    Groups will be led by Graduate Students
    NMR Facility- B291 CBRB
    Central Microscopy- 85 EMRB
    DNA Facility- 300E EMRB
    Protein Crystallography- 4-611 BSB 
    2:30 p.m. Return to MERF Atrium
    Regular Schedule of Events Concludes
    MERF Atrium
    2:30 p.m. Additional Opportunity- Additional Core Facility Tour or Laboratory Tour with Graduate Student NMR Facility- B291 CBRB
    Central Microscopy- 85 EMRB
    DNA Facility- 300E EMRB
    Protein Crystallography- 4-611 BSB 
    3:00 p.m. Tour leaders will escort visitors back to MERF Atrium  

    BSB- Bowen Science Building
    CBRB- Carver Biomedical Research Building
    EMRB- Eckstein Medical Research Building
    MERF- Medical Education and Research Facility